March 03, 2013

Volvo's world first plug-in diesel hybrid received the government's Plug-In Car Grant approval

The world's first diesel plug-in hybrid, the Volvo V60 D6 AWD, has received approval for the Government's Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) which is designed to offer incentives for buyers to choose new ultra-low carbon cars. In this scheme, buyers will receive a £5,000 grant towards
the purchase price of the vehicle, meaning it will be available with an on-the-road price of £43,775.

In order to qualify for the grant, the vehicle must fulfil a number of conditions, such as battery warranty, crash safety, battery safety and also CO2 emissions. With quality, safety and the environment being strong brand values of the Volvo Cars Group, these were always on the project team's agenda.

"The V60 Plug-in Hybrid has been a worldwide success with the initial run of 1,000 cars sold out before the car reached the showrooms. Now that we have received the UK Government's plug-in grant I'm sure the world's first plug-in diesel hybrid will become even more attractive to UK customers wishing to purchase leading vehicle technology," said Iain Howat, Head of Product and Pricing at Volvo Car UK.


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